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Arts & culture

Arts & Culture buildings are hosts for exceptional experiences. They challenge our sense of human identity. It is not surprising that such buildings attract millions and millions of tourists worldwide. Some of the greatest Arts & Culture buildings even become icons of their city such as the Sydney Opera House and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.


Often such buildings constitute a piece of art in itself. They are architectural and engineering masterpieces. They are the haute couture of the construction industry. And they are often the most challenging buildings to build.

In this role Arts & Culture buildings create much more value than what is measurable. This fact is widely recognised and cities are increasingly investing in Arts & Culture buildings.

Ramboll pursue Arts & Culture buildings all over the world and work in close collaboration with leading architects and local partners worldwide.

Tate Modern gallery

London's Tate Modern gallery occupies a former oil-fired power station on the south bank of the River Thames, opposite St Paul's Cathedral. The huge brick building was constructed from 1947-1963 and is a Grade II listed structure. Immediately to the south are the switch house and three very large underground oil tanks, 8m deep and constructed in concrete. As part of a wider project known as The Tate Modern Project, we are working with architect Herzog & de Meuron on an extraordinary new building, currently known as Tate Modern II. The project includes the redevelopment of part of the switch house and close integration, both visually and physically, with the main building.

Read more about Tate Modern, London.

tate modern two
Harpa was named the best building of the year 2011 by the leading Swedish magazine for Nordic architecture and design, FORM. 

The 3D model created during the design phase was the largest in the world at the time, and was shared around the globe as different companies worked on it simultaneously. This concert hall and conference centre was designed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Batteriið Architects. The south facade was developed in collaboration with the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Ramboll was responsible for all engineering works, and operated closely with every collaborator.  

Read more about the Harpa project in Reykjavik

harpa concert hall iceland

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Lars Ostenfeld Riemann
Executive Director, Buildings
T+45 5161 6897